Daddy Issues, DC GR!ASP, Bad Moves
1353 H St. NE
Washington, DC, 20002
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Diet Cig is a pop rock band from New Paltz, NY, fronted by Alex Luciano with Noah Bowman of Earl Boykins (Forged Artifacts) on drums. The five charming songs on the debut Over Easy EP, written by Alex in the comforts of her bedroom, capture the innocence of adolescence and infatuation. Over Easy was recorded on Halloween 2014 with Christopher Daly at Salvation Recording Co in New Paltz, NY (Porches, Quarterbacks, Earl Boykins) and mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music. Over Easy was released digitally and on cassette in February 2015 with the support of Father/Daughter Records. Diet Cig released 7" in September 2015, on Father/Daughter and UK Label Art Is Hard. Diet Cig is currently working on their debut LP to be released in 2016.
Daddy Issues has mastered the art of keeping it real. The band was originally conceived as a parody Twitter account by three close friends -- Jenna Moynihan, Jenna Mitchell, and Emily Maxwell -- who decided to turn their 140-character wit into three-minute pop songs. Thus, Daddy Issues was born. Their music lies somewhere between witchy grunge and surf glam-- kind of like what the girls from The Craft would sound like if they had opted to start a band instead of Invoking The Spirit. Their lyrics center on a young every-woman who celebrates small acts of rebellion while crushing on boys with blue hair.
Daddy Issues became somewhat of an internet sensation after they caught the ear of local label Infinity Cat Recordings, who posted their song "Ugly When I Cry" on Soundcloud. 200K hits later (and only six months after learning their instruments), the band was off to Austin, TX as an official SXSW artist. Now that they're back home, it's finally time for Daddy Issues to get physical.
Can We Still Hang is the first tape in the 2nd annual Infinity Cat Cassette Series and a punch in the face to the patriarchy. It's full of grungy earworms that take equal inspiration from Veruca Salt and Taylor Swift-- like their half-bratty, half-empowered first single, "The Bruise." Can We Still Hang pays homage to the rise of sad girl culture, without taking itself too seriously. This one goes out to all the Creepy Girls living in a Shitty World!
The Max Levine Ensemble's David Combs, Hemlines' Katie Park, Art Sorority for Girls' Daoud Tyler-Ameen and Booby Trap's Emma Cleveland have joined forces to create something magical. Bad Moves effortlessly mixed their vivacious, edgy vibe to create an infectiously feel-good performance. While it's no surprise that each member of Bad Moves played well as individuals – they are all experienced musicians in their own right – but it was commendable how well woven together they were.